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Free of Guilt and Shame to Live in the Light

There you have it! A man with the most despicable life imaginable, at the last possible moment of life, made a profession of faith, to which God said “yes”. He did nothing to earn this, nor could he do anything to prove his worth afterwards. Instead, an exception to the rule, this man was ushered from conversion, to im-mediate death, to judgment. There he found that hi...

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The Spirit-ual Octane Boosted Life

You will experience the Spirit-ual Octane-Boosted life. As you do, let your gratefulness for your new life propel you into witnessing to those around you. Some of them are driving their lives into the doom of hell. Others may or may not be saved, and need to know how you’ve learned to live by the Spirit-powered, faith-fueled new life in Christ. Both kinds of people will ...

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The Daring Life

Let’s dare to become like them, heroes of the faith. The people around us, those who intuitively know they “need a hero” will look to us, and see and hear of Christ. Born again, they will rejoice in joining us in this daring life....

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True Abundant Life

Our witness is a primary means God will use to win his children to the true gospel (Rom 10:13-17). Our wit-ness, then, is a vital starting point for people to experience the true fruit of Christ’ abundant life, the one that yields an eternal weight of blessed joyful glory....

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The Good Fight

Unless we return to this fight (witnessing), one of these doomsayers is gonna be right and the sky is going to fall on us. Unless we return to training for this fight (discipleship), we will keep fighting the wrong bat-tles, with each other and the world. Unless we return to going to the arena to cheer on our Champion Jesus (worship), we will shout ourselves voiceless in a...

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Now Is Our Time

Now, more than ever, we need to fall down before God and plead his mercy on us. We need to be wary of falling into the various us-vs-them traps Satan uses when God’s people begin to observe something is stink-ing up the Church. We need to plead for our own humility, looking for where we might be guilty of devalu-ing, defacing, or detracting from the gospel of Christ. And...

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Never Going to Our Neighbor

Let us repent of how easily we get incensed at cultural offenses, while the name of our Savior is mocked day and night without a murmur from us! Let us repent of caring more about someone respecting our opinion than repenting of their sins before the King who will judge them and send them to hell. Let us repent of posting even a handful of things about the events of the da...

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Leviathan’s Thralls

America’s right to “free speech” is enshrined in the idea of the open public square, where anyone is allowed to set up their soap-box and bellow out the message they think their fellow citizens need to heed. With this SCOTUS decision, the soap box has been forcibly removed, and replaced with a guillotine. Mark these words and watch as what are now only implication-pr...

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A Blessed Burden

Our flesh will repeatedly leap up and cry against assuming this burden. Yet, as we consider the Bible’s teaching on this, the Spirit will shut up our flesh and strengthen our faith. Then we will see and believe that the Great Commission is a blessed burden. Let us be eager to pray for this conviction. The joyful glory of God in both our lives and theirs assuredly awaits....

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The Wanderer’s Hope

This is what the Millennial-none needs: a believer, secure in a Spirit-born faith, to trust God and take the gospel to them. Yes, skepticism will be wide and deep in the Millennial-none’s life. Yet the Spirit who gives true new life will cause our light, Jesus himself, to shine in our words and ways. He will lead them to a faith that ends both their slavery and their wan...

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A Favorable Fear

If a fear causes you to pause before leaping into danger, or prompts you to run away from destruction, that fear is eminently a good thing. Such is the fear of God that leads to wisdom....

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What the Nominal is Missing

In sum, nominal Christians are missing the two vital parts of the gospel. They are missing the Bible’s expla-nation of the reason for what ails them: they’ve got hearts that are dead toward their Creator. They are also missing the Bible’s full promise that through Jesus their dead heart is excised and a new alive-unto-God heart is spiritually transplanted in! This is...

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Tell ‘Em They’re Not Crazy

This is why we pray for revival. It is a good expression of our faith to learn how to witness, to develop lists of people we know need Jesus, and to strategize on how to give them the gospel. Yet apart from the Spirit’s effective presence, we labor in vain. Apart from the Spirit’s powerful response, our efforts will be for naught, so much exertion of our energy without...

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The Abominator, The Superhero We Need

If Jesus were a superhero, one of his titles would rightly be The Abominator. The gospel begins with this horrible truth that all of us are so fully and truly abominations before the Lord that we have no hope of ever finding even the possibility of peace with God. Yet, God who justly hates us in our abominations has also chosen to love us in them! He sent Jesus to become t...

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The FPG Virus, a Spiritual Malignancy

This is why we pray for revival: many of those professing faith in Christ show symptoms of the FPG virus. They are weak in desires for Christlikeness, and they are strong in desires for worldliness. The absence of the delightful sabbath in many of their hearts is strong evidence of their spiritual illness. Let us increase our pleading with the Great Physician to send the S...

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A Shame-Free Hope

We who have Jesus have a shame-free hope, one that is both the right quality and quantity that secures our true purpose-in-life. Let us take the message of this sure hope back to our community!...

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A Crown of Judgment?

Surely the coronavirus is a crown of judgment. Yet until Jesus returns it is a crown that warns people to flee to Jesus to escape the coming judgment from which there is no hope of escape. Let us recommit ourselves proclaiming this good news echoed in this crown of judgment....

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A Grandma-Hating Time

God is not mocked. The coronavirus is one of the seeds we’ve sown, and its toll of suffering and death is part of the harvest of corruption that comes with it (Gal 6:7-8). In this grandma hating time, singing the Mt Carmel Blues won’t take away the sting of these things (1Co 15:55-56). We need to return to our first love, our only hope, Jesus, and take him to our famil...

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When Millennial Dreams Meet Camus Screams

The crushing of Millennial dreams causes many to cry out in anger, frustration, and fear. It is a terrible thing to lose your dreams, and then maybe your life as well. Yet the coronavirus, reducing a victim’s breathing, all but eliminates a person’s ability to scream. Further, even those of us who are healthy, trapped in our self-quarantines, don’t really have the op...

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When the World Coughs

We who have heard the truly good news, who have been put to death to this life, and already brought back to a new life (Gal 2:20), we need envy no more. In this pandemic the world has coughed. Let us tell them of the Savior who died for them....

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A More Deadly Virus

While we're right to be concerned about COVID-19, it does point us to a more deadly virus, one that only the Lord of Life can cure! The Church is in the grips of a spiritual pandemic worse than any natural virus. Let us take those contaminated by it to the Great Physician. He is their only hope of a cure from this more deadly virus....

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Bandaides Everywhere!

Could it be that so many in our community know the right answers (“I’m a sinner, Jesus is my savior”) but live under the old life because they’ve never experienced the killing effect of repentance unto life? Could it be that even some of those who have been born again languish under the remnants of the old life (Rom 7:15-25) simply because of never understanding th...

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Faithful in the Witness, AUM Witness Update #05

Witnessing the good news of Jesus Christ to the students of Auburn University Montomgery!...

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Rest from Terrors

When the ordinary terrors of life trouble our nights; when the serious terrors plague our nights, where do we find rest? A plea for sympathy for the suffering, and a prayer for hope in Jesus....

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The Necessity of Rejection

Rejection is a bad thing, right? Unless it is one of the three manners of rejection that God uses in the ministry of the gospel. Without these three manners of rejection, there is no true salvation....

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Recovering the Rainbow

My new friend, and all those like him hoping in a soft-prosperity gospel (any hope of the good life here and now), need to recover the rainbow’s warning and promise. God will not let any rebellion against him escape his wrathful judgment of eternal fire. Yet in Jesus, God promises that though we rebel against him, even racking up a record of sin higher than Sodom and Gom...

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The Comparative Safety of Politics

Things seem pretty messed up right now in our country. What do these tell us about the providence of God? I.e., what do these things tell us is up with Jesus' who is the ruler of all?...

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Wellspring of My Soul

Unless and until we get back to telling folks that, there is little hope that the soft-prosperity/life-coaching/sin-neglecting gospel will make any difference for them. Instead, as they discover this gospel is worthless, they will continue to abandon the church. May we repent and return to offering them Jesus, the only wellspring of the soul!...

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Words of Sweet Hardness

Revival praying includes asking for the boldness to give people a full gospel, one full of the hard words too! Unless the hear the Bible's words of sin and judgment, they will not consider Jesus' word's of grace and mercy. Let us pray we use the Bible's word, and not soft-pedal the gospel at all....

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A Return to Pursing Holiness

Without a desire for godliness (love for God) and holiness (living for God), do we have a real interest in Jesus? The lack of these loves among professing Christians shows how dire our need for revival is....

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Faithful in the Witness

Witnessing requires stick-to-it-tiveness. Results are not always immediate. Yet they are guaranteed by God....

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AUM Outreach Update #3

Update #3 on AUM Outreach...

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What'd J'ya Say God?

So this has probably crossed your mind before:Does God still speak to people? If so, how? When that little voice speaks in my head, is that the Spirit?...

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Introduction to the Pastor's Blog

Introduction to the Pastor's Blog. More posts are forthcoming!!...

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So Why the Migraine Lord?

Why does God ordain something as mundane and painful as a migraine? For His glory and our joy of course. Read here my experience of falling into witnessing opportunities all because of a migraine....

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